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by RockportDave
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GoldwingDocs is 10
Replies: 21
Views: 342

Re: GoldwingDocs is 10

Happy Birthday to Goldwingdocs and thanks to everyone that contributes to the site. When I bought our latest bike, I browsed the internet for information and this site seemed to me to have the best format and information available. Great site Scott and very grateful you had the initiative to get it ...
by RockportDave
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Handling Issues, can the trailing arm flex?
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Handling Issues, can the trailing arm flex?

So, I have had my 96 SE for a few months now and I have put on about 2000 miles. During this time I have fought with the handling, it just feels bad. So far out of all the bikes I have owned, this is by far the worst handing motorcycle ever. Sadly the list includes a 250 Scooter and a wore out 98 K...
by RockportDave
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio mute by itself...
Replies: 12
Views: 403

Re: Radio mute by itself...

I unknowingly turned the CB on once and it over rode the radio. Pulled the shelter off and was checking the radio wiring when I noticed the CB on. Turned it off and radio started working normal.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Too Much Vacuum?
Replies: 20
Views: 1098

Re: Too Much Vacuum?

Since syncing the carbs and adjusting the idle drop I have been getting 36.6 mpg consistently. Most is 2 up riding, but when alone I do get in the throttle.
The bike cranks, idles and runs great.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New owner from georgia.
Replies: 6
Views: 357

Re: New owner from georgia.

Welcome and congrats on the “new” bike. That is a good looking bike. I like the Pearl Green color.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Using 10w40 Mobil one fully synthetic motor oil
Replies: 12
Views: 402

Re: Using 10w40 Mobil one fully synthetic motor oil

Here is what I just used in mine. As Denverwinger said, no friction modifiers.
Mobil 1 High Mileage doesn’t contain them.
WingAdmin has an oil change how to that shows this oil.
Dave


by RockportDave
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hip cramp
Replies: 17
Views: 573

Re: Hip cramp

My hips will feel “out of socket” while riding sometimes. I find a place to get off the bike and walk around. Had an old doctor tell me one time I needed to exercise more to keep my back and legs in shape. Told him I walk a lot at work. He said it’s not the same as “walking” for exercise. Said I nee...
by RockportDave
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No helmet
Replies: 38
Views: 1343

Re: No helmet

I won’t get on the bike to move it or ride it without my helmet on although it is a half helmet (Daytona Skull Cap with a visor). It gets hot in South Texas and as the weather cools I will wear a 3/4 or full face. I know what it is like flying 30 feet through the air saying “this is gonna hurt” quit...
by RockportDave
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Leak
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Oil Leak

As others stated, probably the shifter seal and need the shifter pivot brace. The shifter arm can be tough to get off because of clearance issues, but has to be removed to replace the seal. I got mine past the splines and rotated just right and forced it off with a long screwdriver. When re-installi...
by RockportDave
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A learning experience from the GoldwingDocs Gathering
Replies: 24
Views: 3272

Re: A learning experience from the GoldwingDocs Gathering

Thanks for sharing and the commentary. Lots of food for thought as this could happen to any of us any time, especially those of us who ride 2 up a lot. Years ago I told my wife if the bike starts to fall over, let it go and stay on top. Don’t try to stop it. One night on our 1988 GL we pulled up to ...
by RockportDave
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Randakk's High-Performance Fuel Filter
Replies: 49
Views: 5621

Re: Randakk's High-Performance Fuel Filter

Thanks for the info. I too do like the Randakk fuel filter, but being one that has spent considerable time and money getting my carburetors clean and working I will check it this weekend and probably replace it. This is the last resort to keeping the carbs clean and free of trash and I will spend wh...
by RockportDave
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Radiator Plastic Grill Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Radiator Plastic Grill Repair

That’s a nice fix.
Dave
by RockportDave
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Disappointed with 96 SE, but may have a cure
Replies: 19
Views: 506

Re: Disappointed with 96 SE, but may have a cure

After realizing 25 psi wasn’t enough for 2 up, I started putting 45 psi in the rear shock on the center stand which is 70ish check with my wife and I on it. Handles very well at that pressure.
Dave
by RockportDave
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Speakers
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Rear Speakers

They are not advertised as water resistant/proof, but they have polypropylene cones with rubber surround. They look to be more water resistant than the OEM speakers I took out.
For $20 and 10 minutes per speaker to install, I figured I would try them out. Pleased so far with sound.
Dave
by RockportDave
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Speakers
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Rear Speakers

Just replaced my rear speakers with these Walmart Scosche 4”. They were in stock at the local store. Perfect fit and sound is much better. My old ones had crackling going on.
Can hear the radio better at all speeds and can’t beat the price.
Dave


by RockportDave
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Installed Electronic Deer Whistle
Replies: 16
Views: 556

Re: Installed Electronic Deer Whistle

We have many deer in our yards, roads, etc and the only thing I have found to make them run away is the WOLO air horn I put on the bike for texting drivers and tourists. One tap of the air horn and the deer run from it, but you gotta see em to honk at em. Gotta be careful of the tourist also, they f...
by RockportDave
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Thanks to everyone
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Thanks to everyone

Congrats on getting it running. Nice looking bike.
Dave
by RockportDave
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Disappointed with 96 SE, but may have a cure
Replies: 19
Views: 506

Re: Disappointed with 96 SE, but may have a cure

So, I got this SE about 3-4 weeks ago and I have put a little over 1000 miles on it on both Hwy and twisty back roads. On the Hwy it does OK, but on the back roads the handling is just sub-par. I have the air in the tires set to 41 and 44, I have played with the rear shock air settings and it still...
by RockportDave
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LAtrical
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: LAtrical

We were supposed to have rain this weekend and I was going to grease rear splines and complete the alternator, but we dodged storms yesterday for a 3 hour ride and today was beautiful. Mid 80’s and low humidity, very rare here so we had to ride again. I’ll post my results when I get to it within a f...
by RockportDave
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LAtrical
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: LAtrical

$36 on ebay. Got my alternator apart and the regulator isn’t easy to get out. I have one place to melt solder and it should come free. 4A7ABB89-E02B-4556-B25D-EF5366E90817.jpeg 4954801D-3D84-4635-8946-8AB5799EFE89.jpeg 8722AA97-A363-441E-B6E5-EC1D7A00AB13.jpeg I don’t have the equipment to check the...
by RockportDave
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500,89
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: GL 1500,89

I get 35 mpg checked at each fill up.
Most of our riding is 2 up on flat roads/highways. Not many hills on the South Texas coast, but a lot of wind.
Dave
by RockportDave
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Questions about our clutch, is mine working right?
Replies: 15
Views: 870

Re: Questions about our clutch, is mine working right?

I bought a vacuum pump at Harbor Freight for $20 and it works good for bleeding clutch and brakes. When I got my bike the PO just put brakes on it and the foot pedal had too much travel. Used the vacuum pump on it and it’s solid and high. Flushed both brake systems and the clutch in an afternoon. Da...
by RockportDave
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is This 93 SE Worth a Look?
Replies: 18
Views: 574

Re: Is This 93 SE Worth a Look?

If it will turn over and all electrical works with a hot battery, I might think about it and I would then offer $500 to see if they will come off the price. In the Houston/South Texas area you can pick up a good running Goldwing for as much as you will spend fixing some of the items I see I would wa...
by RockportDave
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Questions about our clutch, is mine working right?
Replies: 15
Views: 870

Re: Question about our clutch

If it just started acting different, you need to be sure the slave cylinder is not leaking. If it’s leaking, it goes into the engine and will contaminate your oil and if the engine is run too long, it will get to the bearings which is not good.
Dave
by RockportDave
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: RockportFulton Hummerbird Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: RockportFulton Hummerbird Festival

Looking forward to seeing the little ones when they hatch.
We have a few year round, but this time of the year they all come to our area to fill up and head to South America. They are fun to watch.
Dave